Robert Ward commenced a specialist Criminal and Regulatory pupillage in October 2022, under the supervision of Ben Close. Robert has also spent time with various senior and busy members of chambers.
During his first six months of pupillage Robert observed and contributed to a wide variety of cases. Robert worked on several high-profile prosecutions, including Operation Redcrab which saw the successful prosecution of 5 armed robbers who carried out a local high-profile robbery. He also worked alongside counsel in the defence to a charge of murder, which involved a successful visit to the Court of Appeal when the prosecution sought to appeal a terminatory ruling.
Robert also spent time shadowing members of chambers in the Magistrates’ Court, particularly in regulatory matters. He is keen to build on that experience, particularly in the fields of licencing and health and safety having been exposed to both areas during pupillage.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Robert read Politics with International Relations at the University of York. Subsequently, Robert converted to law by completing the Graduate Diploma in Law at City, University of London and then the Bar Vocational Studies at the same institution. He achieved a Commendation and Merit, respectively.
During his legal studies Robert was a keen mooter, winning the Inter Inn Moot in 2021, representing Middle Temple. He has also gained experience working as a paralegal in a high-street firm and working for a Member of Parliament.
In his spare time, Robert enjoys playing village cricket and the occasional round of golf.
Robert began accepting instructions on 3 April 2023.
Bar Vocational Studies, Merit- University of London
Graduate Diploma in Law at City, Commendation- University of London
Politics with International Relations- University of York